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Virago xv1100 my bike won't start. The head light comes on but it makes this clicking sound. I called the local repairman and he said that it was the battery. I installed the new battery without taking off the seat but now I cannot get the seat off to get the battery out to have that checked. Monmey and trust is an issue at this point in time. In the past I spent a lot of money to be overcharged and unsatisfied with the service. I think that I am trainable and can learn basic mechanics and would appreciate any advice you can give me. Thanks

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You didn't describe the "clicking" sound.

A series of rapid clicks, like a machine gun COULD be a low battery, or a bad connection, or bad ground.

One loud click indicates a bad starter relay, or starter solenoid.

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

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that clicking sound is the starter solenoid. check all large cables for corrosion and tightness. as for the signal lights, neutral and horn, i think a wire is grounding , thus causing the problem with the bike not starting also. check at ignition switch and at handle controls for a loose wire that may be touching the handlebar. basically inspect all the wiring on the bike

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These are known for starter problems... The clicking you hear is the relay but the bendix is locked up put it in about 3rd gear and rock it hard forward and back. Bendix may release. Make sure battery is good. As I said before these bike are well known for their starter problem and even after having it fixed by a dealer problem seems to show back up after a very short time. Good Luck!

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A harley AGM battery are usaully good for three to five years the best thing to do is have the battery load tested.Now as far as your problem now depending on the batterys state of charge the solenoid will click or not.Because you store it alot you should keep a trickle charger on the battery

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It usally pays to count the turns in before you remove them, but you probably know that by now.
Try them at around 2 turns out, and see how smooth the idle is. and try them a quarter of a turn in and out and listen to the difference. if you get a couple of vacumn gauges, they can help and then set the syncronization between the two carbs.
If you do try this and it may take a while, get an industrial fan to cool the engine as you do it, cause as the engine warms the mixture changes.
The pilot screws and carb sync have their biggest effect at idle.
You can also adjust the pilot mixture one cylnder at a time, by removing a plug lead, put another plug in the cap and short it to the frame, so it wont damage the coil,
and adjust the mixture as if its a 550 single then do the other cylnder

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